Are you taking the proper steps to protect your workers from sun exposure? If you think a spritz of sunscreen is all it takes to practice sun safety, it may be time for a refresher course.
Most people know sun damage can lead to skin cancer — the chances of getting melanoma double for every five sunburns you sustain. But are you aware the sun can also contribute to the development of other health issues, including:
- Actinic keratosis, or scaly patches of skin
- Damage to connective skin tissue
- Labial lentigo, or a dark spot on the lip
- Immune system suppression
With summer around the corner, now is a good time to reacquaint yourself with the basics of sun safety and put them into practice on the job. Here are a few important facts you can also share with your employees to raise their awareness of potential sun dangers.
Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.